While his home island concentrates on his likenesses, the real Ronaldo is busy at the World Cup, notching a hat trick to earn a point against Spain just a few hours after the airport bust was exchanged.
The original bust had been unveiled at the airport past year during its renaming ceremony in honor of the island's most famous son.
Cristiano Ronaldo International Airport now sees the new sculpture take pride of place at the entrance of the terminal.
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A new bust that appeared to present a greater likeness of Ronaldo was pictured in the Spanish and Portuguese media.
The petition has already been signed by over 300 people.
Airport director Duarte Ferreira told Madeira Island News that he was "saddened by this whole situation", adding that it was Ronaldo's family requested that the bust be changed through the CR7 Museum, which is also on the island.
Since his first attempt, Santos was commissioned by Bleacher Report to try again, providing a far more successful attempt.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.comhad earlier reported that the Portugal global scored a hat-trick in their 3-3 draw against Spain at the ongoing World Cup.